By Ndubuisi Michaels
National Chairman of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has welcomed the historic emergence of Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the first female and African Director General of the World Trade Organization, WTO.
Secondus also described the development as the most suiting news for a trouble nation in search of its soul due to poor leadership.
Prince Secondus in a congratulatory message from his media office in Abuja said that the victory of Dr Okonjo-Iweala in the highly contested global position mirrors the greatness of tomorrow’s Nigeria notwithstanding the failure of today’s political leaders
He said that Okonjo-Iweala’s victory is a reward for hardwork and commitment to excellence as she demonstrated in all positions she held nationally and internationally.
“This savoring news coming at this time that the nation is witnessing her worse due to leadership failure is relieving and hope rising that a greater tomorrow awaits this land.
Prince Secondus noted that Dr Okonjo-Iweala’s victory coming shortly after the re- election of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as the President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, gladdens particularly the PDP who had brought Nigeria’s best heads into government.
The PDP boss however commended President Muhammadu Buhari for putting aside political sentiment in backing both Adesina and Okonjo-Iweala for the exalted international jobs.
Prince Secondus also commended the international community particularly the ECOWAS and the African Union (AU) for showing brotherhood when it was highly needed.
Secondus also prayed God to grant our daughter all she will need, wisdom, the intellect and discerning mind to lead the World trade.